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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Representative for Washington’s 3rd District

pronounced JAY-mee // huh-RE-ruh but

Herrera Beutler is the representative for Washington’s 3rd congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. She has served since Jan 5, 2011. Herrera Beutler is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Herrera Beutler has cosponsored 21 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R-WA3]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Herrera Beutler.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Herrera Beutler is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Herrera Beutler has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

United States Chamber of Commerce: 92% The Club for Growth: 60% The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: C- League of Conservation Voters: 10% Human Rights Campaign: 8% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 3%

Committee Membership

Jaime Herrera Beutler sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Herrera Beutler was the primary sponsor of 5 bills that were enacted:

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Does 5 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Herrera Beutler sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (21%) Health (21%) Environmental Protection (16%) Transportation and Public Works (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (16%) Emergency Management (11%)

Recent Bills

Some of Herrera Beutler’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Passed 230/192 on Dec 12, 2019.

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Passed 256/164 on Jan 11, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under ...

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Herrera Beutler voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Herrera Beutler voted Nay

Herrera Beutler voted No

Passed 285/144 on Jan 23, 2013.

Herrera Beutler voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2011 to Jun 2021, Herrera Beutler missed 840 of 6,471 roll call votes, which is 13.0%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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